Kotoko lost the midfield battle – Ali Maradona



Deputy Operations Manager of Kotoko, Alhaji Ali Maradona, has blamed the club’s one-all draw with their sworn rivals Accra Hearts of Oak on Sunday July 25, on what he described as “the weakness of the midfield”.

The Porcupine Warriors on Sunday drew first blood courtesy a rebound from Kwame Boateng, but Hearts came back stronger in the second half and found the equalizer through forward Patrick Razak.

Speaking to Accra based Class FM, Ali said, “I thought Kotoko would carry the day [because we led in the first half], but unfortunately, we didn’t make it. You know, we have a problem with our midfield, Nyarko and Theophilus Nyame are both half fit, so we couldn’t maintain our line and they managed to get a draw.

Kumasi Asante Kotoko is fourth on the league log and five points behind Accra Hearts of Oak, who are leading the table with 38 points.

Kotoko’s next game is against bottom place New Edubiase in a mid-week fixture.

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